Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com April 9, 2012 at 8:45 am 2,824 10 Comments

Eaglets Hatched?Flickr pool photographer Philliefan99 says the eagles in the photo above are exhibiting behavior that suggests they have eaglets in their nest. The nest is located near Spout Run. [Flickr]

No Streetcar Stalemate, Arlington Says — There is no discord between Arlington and Alexandria when it comes to plans to build a streetcar line along the future Route 1 transit corridor, according to a joint statement issued by Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan and Alexandria City Manager Rashad Young. The statement was in response to an article that suggested diverging transit plans were causing tensions between the two jurisdictions. [City of Alexandria]

New Data on Remodeling Expenses in Arlington — Households in Arlington spend an average of $5,801 per year on remodeling expenses, well above the national average of $1,907 per year, according to new data from the National Association of Home Builders. Falls Church households, meanwhile, spend the most on remodeling of any southern jurisdiction: $6,099 per year. [Sun Gazette]

Flickr pool photo by Philliefan99

  • j

    That eagle’ll mess you up if you go near that nest.

    • Hopefully the mama eagle will haul off my neighbors yappy weener dogs – they’ll bark at a fart in the wind.

      • WileE

        You might want to suggest a dog-walk at Potomac Overlook.

  • OneEyedJack

    Now you tell me…

  • Tabs

    I really wish John Ashcroft didn’t come to mind whenever I see an eagle.

    • Lee-n-Glebe

      I always think of Sam the Eagle from the Muppets when I see J.A.

    • Clarendon

      I now think of the Steven Colbert eagle. That screaching eagle is bad-ass.

  • PUP

    pumped about some baby eaglets.

  • JimPB

    Remodeling expenditures —
    Average $s per home is very likely unrepresentative. A significant amount is probably spent on remodeling in a small portion of the homes. For most homes, the amount spend per year is almost certainly quite modest. The median $S spent/home on remodeling/year would probably support this (The median being the $s spent midway between the most and least $s spent).

    It would also be helpful to know exactly what is considered a remodeling expense.

    • drax

      For many in Arlington and Falls Church, a remodel is probably adding an addition to a tiny home on a very valuable lot.


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